AMD Ryzen 3 3300X Review : Quite The Bargain @ $120!

Gaming Performance Part 2, Our Verdict + Award

World War Z

Based on the 2013 movie, World War Z is a relatively recent third-person shooter game, released in April 2019.

We tested it on three resolutions using the Vulkan API at the High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440

1080p Gaming Resolution

At 1080p, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X performed as well as the 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X, and was 14.6% better than the Ryzen 3 3100.

1440p Gaming Resolution

When we bumped the resolution up to 1440p though, it really didn’t matter that much which processor you used.

 

Ashes of the Singularity

Ashes of the Singularity is a 2016 game that supports multi-core processing and asynchronous compute.

In this game, the single core CPU performance has a significant effect on the actual frame rate.

We tested it on three resolutions using the DirectX 12 API at the High settings :

  • 1080p : 1920 x 1080
  • 1440p : 2560 x 1440

1080p Gaming Resolution

This showcases the importance of the Ryzen 3 3300X’s greatly-improved single-core performance. It actually delivered 23% and 24% better frame rates than the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X processors!

1440p Gaming Resolution

At the higher 1440p resolution, the Ryzen 3 3300X was 20% and 28% faster than the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X processors!

 

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X : Our Verdict + Award!

Built around the Zen 2 microarchitecture, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X uses a chiplet design which combines 7 nm and 12 nm parts to deliver a more powerful, and power-efficient processor at a great price point.

The end result is significantly better single-core and multi-core performance over previous generation Ryzen processors.

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Overall, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X is roughly equivalent to the Ryzen 5 1600X, a first-gen 6-core Ryzen processor. In some benchmarks, it is perhaps 10% slower, and yet it is equal or faster in other benchmarks.

At first glance, the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X may seem to be an amped-up Ryzen 3 3100, but its 4+0 configuration does confer it additional performance benefits above and beyond its higher clock speeds.

Now if you do a lot of 3D or video rendering, you should definitely get something like the Ryzen 7 3700X with 8 cores and 16 threads of processing power.

But if you want something cheap to power a gaming system, the Ryzen 3 3300X is a great, GREAT option. The money you save can go towards a better graphics card!

And we should point out again that this 4-core, 8-thread processor only costs US$120 / RM 549, and it’s bundled with a Wraith Stealth cooler to boot!

While not quite the steal that the Ryzen 3 3100 really is, it is still a darn good bargain. So we are giving it our Editor’s Choice Award too!

Tech ARP Editor's Choice Award

 

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X : Where To Buy?

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X has a launch price of US$120 / ~£97 / ~A$190 / ~S$172 / RM 549..

Here are some online purchase options :

 

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